PRD News: Autumn Fair and Top Drawer

 

How is it September already? We’ve had a busy couple of weeks here at PR Dispatch HQ. We kickstarted the new season at Autumn Fair in Birmingham last week, followed by Top Drawer back in London. Here’s a snippet of what we got up to.

Autumn Fair

We spotted some great brands and products..


Jex Shoes’ creative and playful colour-in shoes instantly caught our eyes.

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These quirky, animal-themed vases from Lisa Angel are firmly on our wish list.

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Sweet tooth? We’re big fans of The Bottled Baking Co’s delicious range of cake mixes - all beautifully contained in a reusable glass bottle

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We hosted two workshops..

including an informative session covering the art of pitching, how to get your products featured in the press, what assets you need and PR’ing your PR.

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Top Drawer

A total of 15 of our members were part of Top Drawer this year and it was great to catch up with our amazing community including..

Emily from Doodlemoo..

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..Rachida from Rama Publishing.

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..our member Sarah, founder of graphic gifts and playful prints brand Alphablots bagged Top Drawer’s 'Most exciting use of colour' award. A huge achievement!

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Lucky Lobster Art’s stand was abundant with stunning lino cut prints, meticulously handmade by our member Jo.

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Not 1, not 2..but 3 of our PR Dispatch members as winners and runners up of this year’s Paper Awards. We’re so proud we could burst. Well done to Alphablots, Text From a Friend and Rama Publishing.

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We had a natter with Elizabeth Stiles and Joanne Griffin from Small & Mighty before Catherine Erdly from Future Retail UK’s talk on what retail will look like in 2020.

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And we chatted the A to Z of Christmas Gift Guides with an engaged and attentive audience.

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Rosie Davies